From TA to Course Instructor (CTE2170)

Friday, January 7, 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Location: Online (Zoom)

Facilitator: McLennon Wilson (CTE)

Workshop description

Are you teaching your own course as a sessional instructor in the upcoming terms? Then you may be interested in our online session designed for new graduate student course instructors.

This session will be of interest to graduate students who are teaching as instructors during the Winter 2022 or Spring 2022 terms. Hear from a panel of graduate students who successfully taught their first course at Waterloo and engage in group discussions about common scenarios. Considerations for both online and in-person courses will be addressed. In this session, you will discuss common challenges faced by first-time instructors, identify strategies for addressing them, and develop ideas for getting your course off to a great start.

Panelists include:

  • Adam Humeniuk, Pure Mathematics
  • Angeline Ram, Geography and Environmental Management
  • Jaylyn Leighton, Recreation & Leisure Studies
  • Rebecca MacAlpine, History

Workshop delivery

This is a live session that will take place in Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you by email once you register for the workshop through GoSignMeUp.

Please contact if you experience any issues accessing this live session.



This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.